Walking Paper

A library design consultancy and blog by Aaron Schmidt

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4 Nov 13

Decision Notebooks For Sale

Here’s another notebook for jotting down all of your great library improving ideas! They measure 3.5″x5″ and contain 32 pages of dotted grid pages. Optimized for brainstorming, they fit in your pocket so you can have one you wherever you go. I think it is best one yet! $3 each $8 for 3 $25 for …

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30 Sep 13

Influx Library User Experience Newsletter

Sign up now and get in on the ground floor! Newsletter 001 is about to make its way into inboxes, and there’s a little reward for everyone signed up before it is sent. What to expect from this newsletter We will send you UX related links that we find interesting. Maybe a little bit of …

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23 Apr 13

The Usable Library

Have you seen The Usable Library? I gave it a refresh last week. All sorts of straight talk about library usability, and a redesigned postcard that you can print and hang up!

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23 Apr 13

I Was Interviewed

Karen Lauritsen is a rad librarian at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Check out her TedxUCLA talk called Libraries Can Be Loud. Last month we had a little conversation and she posted it to her site Maths and Arts. If you like read this site you might like the post: An interview with Aaron Schmidt …

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12 Mar 13

Introducing Prefab: the Library Website Service

I’m super excited to announce a new project from Influx: Prefab: the library website service. Prefab is a ready to launch website designed for libraries. We’ve designed an amazing library website so you can concentrate on developing awesome content. How it works Sign up, fill in your content, launch. All in the same day, if …

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22 Oct 12

Please Take This Summer Reading Program Survey

I’m working with PLA on a project exploring the future of summer reading programs. As part of our research we created a summer reading programs survey. Getting a lot of responses will help make the project a success so if you’re not the expert about your library’s summer reading program I hope you’ll pass on …

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28 Dec 11

I Need Some Checkout Receipts

Odd request, I know. If you have a moment I’d really appreciate it if you’d scan or photograph one of your library’s checkout receipts and send it to me. Ideally it would have at least two items on it. My address is: librarian at gmail Thanks a lot!

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19 Dec 11

10 Steps to a User-Friendly Library Website

What are you doing on the 25th of January? Maybe you should hang out and talk about websites with Amanda Etches-Johnson and me. We’re going to give it our all! Get ready. Here’s the blurb from ALA Techsource: A clean, well-designed website can mean the difference between an informed library user and a confused one. …

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